One is to find under-used existing spaces to convert. In her own home, Rose Giroso has considered converting a closet in her dining room. The area could easily contain glass shelves for glasses, a glass cabinet for liquor and wine, and a small refrigerator.
Another solution is the bar cart.
“Bar carts are very big in design right now,” Giroso says. “It was on a diagonal in the 1950s kitchen. It’s back in because of this storage issue.” Jeff West confirms it, reporting increased interest among customers. A vintage brass-and-glass model he bought sold out at his Jeff West Home store in less than a week.
Carts typically hold a few bottles and glasses, with a working surface on top for mixing and pouring. Major home retailers like Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn and Crate & Barrel carry the carts, as do makers such as DCC and Fermob. There’s a style for every decor.